Published: Sat, October 20, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Canadian academic critical of US senator's DNA claim to Indigenous identity

Canadian academic critical of US senator's DNA claim to Indigenous identity

She has also been a target of U.S, President Donald Trump, who had said that if she could prove her ancestry with a DNA test he would donate $1 million to a charity of her choice. Many Democrats, and some in the press, have dismissed the debate over Warren's ancestry as somehow out-of-bounds, akin to Trump's ridiculous quest to find Barack Obama's "missing" birth certificate.

Trump, in his trio of tweets, again slandered Warren by referring to her as "Pocahontas (the bad version)", using a racial slur he has regularly employed in attacking her claim that she has Native American roots.

Warren's decision to share the DNA results is an unprecedented move by an American politician, and sets her apart from both Hillary Clinton - who resisted releasing personal information - and Trump, who continues to refuse to release his tax returns. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, "DNA test is useless".

Trump has continued to attack the MA senator and potential 2020 rival on Twitter, charging Tuesday morning "that her claims of being of Indian heritage have turned out to be a scam and a lie" and saying she "should apologize for perpetrating this fraud against the American Public". In the infrastructure of systemic racism she has not experienced the same discrimination that a person of color has experienced. And that is fine. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released DNA test results divulging only minuscule amounts, if any, of her purported Native-American heritage, President Donald Trump called for a formal apology from Warren for deceiving Americans. "But if she's less than one tenth of one percent, I think I can beat her", he added.

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Host Whoopi Goldberg quickly swooped in to rebut Huntsman's argument and pointed out the test was a challenge to Trump.

He was joined in criticism of Warren by the Cherokee Nation, who late on Monday released a statement about Warren's disclosure.

While she can point to no specific ancestor or tribe, according to genetic test results released by Warren to the Boston Globe, the MA senator did in fact have a Native American ancestor. between 6 and 10 generations back.

"It did prove that she wasn't the Cherokee Indian that she was claiming to be for so long", Porreco said on the program Tuesday.

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The genealogy group has said it has no conclusive evidence of her ancestry, and a spokesman said Monday it would not comment on the genetic findings. What was the percentage, for instance, of Warren's Native American background? She continued, "I think of her as a smart woman and not getting into petty politics, and that's exactly what this is".

The last time he was seen, he was running back into the North Tower after he and another officer saved a woman who was unable to walk get out of the building, reported Pix 11.

Hoskin said doing so "makes a mockery out of DNA tests" while dishonoring tribal governments and their citizens, "whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven".

The "creepy" tweet was just one of more than two dozen tweets on Warren's campaign account Monday, covering Trump and getting behind Democrats running in the November 6 elections. I wish I had been more mindful of that distinction.

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